The Bowen Training Curriculum

Module 1

Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Bowen
The Bowen Move
Head Procedure
Neck Procedure
Upper Back Procedure
Lower Back Procedure
Kidney Procedure
Client Management

Module 2

Prerequisite: Module 1

Review Module 1 Procedures
Respiratory Procedure
Shoulder Procedure
Hamstring Procedure
Cramp Procedure
Case Study Guidelines

Module 3

Prerequisite: Module 2

Review of Previous Modules
Pelvic Procedure
Elbow & Wrist Procedure
Sacral Procedure
Knee Procedure

Module 4

Prerequisite: Module 3

Review of Previous Modules
Ankle Procedure
Taping Procedures
Upper Respiratory/TMJ Procedure
Bowenwork Seated
Hammer Toe Procedure
Bunion Procedure

Module 5

Prerequisite: Module 4

Review of Previous Modules
Coccyx Procedure
North Procedure
East Procedure
South Procedure
West Procedure
Gallbladder Procedure
Chest Procedure

Module 6

Prerequisite: Module 5

Review of Previous Modules
Additional Hamstring Procedures
Bursitis Procedure
Infertility Protocol
Perineal Procedure
Bedwetting Procedure
Thoracic Procedure
Button Pain Procedure

Module 7

Prerequisite: Must wait a minimum of one month after successful completion of Module 6
  • Thorough assessment by Senior Instructor over two days (16 hours)
  • Students must satisfactorily demonstrate all procedures from Modules 1-6
  • Students must satisfactorily complete written assessments

Final Accreditation Requirements

Prerequisite: Module 7 (practical and written)
  • Submitting 20 Case Studies
  • Submitting proof of: Completion of an approved course in Anatomy & Physiology (100 – 120 hours)
  • Submitting proof of: Completion of an approved business course (minimum 20 hours) or relevant business experience
  • Submitting proof of: Current First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Submitting proof of: Proof of Malpractice insurance

Maintaining Accreditation

After successfully completing Module 7, practitioners are required to take a minimum of four days (32 contact hours) of BTAA-approved courses every two years in order to maintain accreditation. These courses are an opportunity to deepen your understanding and skill, and to network with other Bowenwork® practitioners. Continuing education courses include advanced Bowenwork®, international conferences, practitioner days, courses for specific areas of application and practice, or repeating any of the modules 1-6.

Post Accreditation

Module 8

Prerequisite: Certification

In this module you will explore and deconstruct the formal approach of Bowenwork as taught in Modules 1-6. You will practice working in unusual positions as well as new procedures. You will build upon your skills to enhance the art of application of Bowen. We will examine circumstances in which you might choose more minimal prerequisites than those described Modules 1-6 and we will help you discern many appropriate uses of partial rather than entire procedures individualizing the work to each client.
Extensive discussion of case management is included as well as review of procedures depending on the needs of the class. Manual is included.

Module 9 – Specialized Procedures Level 1

Prerequisite: Module 8

In this module you will learn a total of 12 new procedures that are helpful for more persistent and usual symptoms not fully responding to Module 1-6 procedures. These procedures tend to affect the entire body and may require longer wait times to integrate both during the session and between sessions. This level of instruction emphasizes the principle of “less is best”.
Manual is included.

Module 10 – SP1 (Module 9) – Certification

Prerequisite: Module 9

In this module you will perfect your technique in executing these precise procedures for more persistent symptoms taught in Module 9. It includes a practical and written exam as well as case study submission leading to certification at this level.
Once completed a certificate for SP1 training will be issued.

Energetic Assessment for Practitioners

This course is a two-day training program to introduce the Bowenwork® practitioner to the concept of energetic assessment during a Bowen session. The objective of the program is to increase effectiveness, improve perception and therefore session outcomes for clients as well as improved energetic health for the practitioner and the space they work in.

The course includes instruction in how to experience energetic shifts when working on a client even if you have never felt you had that skill previously. A specialized energy activation designed to increase awareness and skills in assessing the energetic response to the Bowen move, is a part of this two-day seminar. The course will also include techniques for self-care including the power of intention and aligning with the parasympathetic state of your clients during their Bowen session.